Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: Update 2015

Thihalolipavan, Sudarone and Morin, Daniel P. (2015) Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: Update 2015. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 58 2: 126-135. doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2015.07.004

Author Thihalolipavan, Sudarone
Morin, Daniel P.
Title Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: Update 2015
Journal name Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-0620
Publication date 2015-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.pcad.2015.07.004
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 58
Issue 2
Start page 126
End page 135
Total pages 10
Place of publication Maryland Heights, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) commonly coexist, adversely affect mortality, and impose a significant burden on healthcare resources. The presence of AF and HF portends a poor prognosis as well as an increased thromboembolic risk. In patients whose AF is symptomatic, rhythm restoration with either antiarrhythmic drugs or procedural therapies (e.g., pulmonary vein isolation, either catheter-based or surgical) should be considered for symptom improvement, though a mortality benefit has yet to be demonstrated. Emerging evidence suggests that non-pharmacological treatment for AF (including catheter based ablation, hybrid surgical techniques, and atrioventricular node ablation with biventricular pacing) may be of value in improving HF patients’ quality of life.
Keyword Atrial fibrillation
Heart failure
Anti-arrhythmia drugs
Catheter ablation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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